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Carrollton Debuts Online Arts & Culture Collection

Post Date:04/08/2021 8:25 AM

Art-Around-Carrollton-imageThe City of Carrollton offers a variety of artistic and cultural programs, events, and initiatives, and has made it even easier for residents and visitors of all ages to find their next activity or fun family outing.

Categorized and organized according to offering and department, cityofcarrollton.com/arts is the new information hub for local lovers of all things creative.  

“There is a lot to get excited about regarding Arts & Culture in Carrollton,” Director of Parks & Recreation Scott Whitaker said.  “City departments collaborated to create a new section of the website dedicated to a variety of affordable initiatives, which include events and programs for the public to enjoy.”

Arts Programs include a wide range of activities from performing and fine arts, senior arts (55+), crafting classes, workshops and activities for kids of all ages including preschool, tweens, and teens.

Arts Events include the upcoming  Chalk Art Festival for viewers and art competitors alike on Saturday, May 15 at Mary Heads Carter Park (2320 Heads Lane). Other events include the Twelve Days of Winter Break, and the Yule Ball. 

A highlight among the City’s Arts Initiatives is the brand-new Art Around Carrollton webpage. An interactive map features a collection of public as well as private works of art, located indoors and outdoors, including murals on exterior walls, sculptures large and small, iron works, and monuments located throughout the City of Carrollton. Click the map to read the story behind the artwork or select one of the photographs on the left side of the page and the map will highlight its location and reveal the story behind it.

While setting out to experience the works of Art Around Carrollton in person, be sure to add the Wildflower Watch as a pit stop. A map on the webpage indicates some of the most photo-worthy locations throughout the season. Take the whole family for an outing, experience the open spaces and local parks where the City has uncovered some of the best wildflowers, and don’t forget the camera.

If staying home to paint is a better choice, immortalize the latest creation of a softball sunset on an outdoor trash can to be placed at one of the McInnish Sports Complex Softball Fields (2335 Sandy Lake Road) for the Color Carrollton initiative. Register by Wednesday, April 28 to show off those artistic skills.

Cultural Events are often seasonal and include the Library’s African-American Read-In, Chinese New Year Celebration, Cinco de Mayo, Women’s History Month, and Parks & Recreation’s TEXFest, World of Foodies, and May the 4th Be with You.

Genealogy classes at the Library comprise the City’s Cultural Programs, and more Cultural Initiatives will be coming soon. Check back frequently as more artistic and cultural programs, events, and initiatives are added.

Programs and services continue to adapt as public health protocols require. 

For the latest offerings and updated information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/arts.
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